On today’s show we’ll sit down with David Bach, the nine time bestselling author. What’s keeping you from achieving your financial goals? Is it a latte a day? While it doesn’t necessarily have to be a latte, our discussion with David will shed some light on the simple things in your life that could be holding you back from reaching your destination.
And in our headlines segment we’ll be joined by Ashley Boucher of Sallie Mae. Sallie Mae has released their Majoring in Money 2019 report, and among some of the more surprising discoveries is that some students hold FIVE credit cards. We’ll discuss more of the big takeaways from the report during our call with Ashley, along with covering an article from InvestmentNews about Schwab’s new portfolio management tool.
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Then, in our letters segment, Dano has some questions about how he should allocate his retirement funds. With Dano paying a percentage of his money to a pension, wouldn’t that be considered his “safe” investment? When Dano is putting money into his Thrift Savings Plan account, couldn’t he put all of the cash into the more aggressive funds?
Of course, we’ll also make some room for Doug’s trivia, so don’t you worry.
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- Want to learn more on Sallie Mae’s latest report? You can read the report for yourself HERE.
<21:44> David Bach
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<44:28> Doug’s Trivia
- Which Friends cast member earned the highest salary?
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- Thomas has a question for his son. Thomas’ son has gotten all of his college paid for this past year. With about $3000 in excess scholarship money, could they put the extra money in a Roth IRA?
Dano has some questions regarding how he should allocate his retirement contributions. You can read Dano’s letter below:
I’m probably going to put this information in an order that won’t make sense until it’s read in its entirety, but my question is regarding the proper allocation of retirement contributions….
I am a new federal employee (with 9 years prior military service): If you pay 4% of your salary into the federal pension plan, which I do, is it necessary to contribute any amount to bond funds, such as the TSP’s government securities (G) fund, to have a balanced portfolio?
It seems that with the federal pension, that would be my ‘safe investment’ contribution, and I would have the ability to direct all of my TSP contributions to more aggressive funds (C, S, or I).
I contribute 15% to the TSP, and there is an additional 5% matching added, for a 20% total. The 4% to the pension is separate of the 15%. I have another small pension earned from a previous employer (a large global chemical company.)
I am 49 years old, married, two teenage daughters, make 100K salary, no debts other than my mortgage ($20k remaining). I have 32K in an emergency fund, $280k in 401ks, $65k in the TSP, and a few thousand in 529 plans for my daughters. Any suggestions to ANY of this mess would be greatly appreciated. Love the show.